Hong Kong will see about 59 million visitors this year, an increase of 8.6 per cent from last year, the Tourism Board estimates. That would be slower than the year-on-year growth rate of 11.7 per cent last year.Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 6:38pm 3 comments
Restaurants, shops, theme parks and fast-food chains enjoyed brisk sales as hordes of tourists descended on Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holiday, but how long can they cope with the escalating influx?10 Feb 2014 - 10:07am 2 comments
More shopping centres are needed near the border and along railway lines to cope with an additional tens of millions of tourists expected in the coming years, an industry leader says.
Official estimates show the city may receive 70 million visitors annually in the next three years and 100 million within a decade, mostly from the mainland.20 Jan 2014 - 1:40pm 11 comments
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has initiated a review of Hong Kong's tourism policy. It must be a radical reassessment, as the old model is no longer relevant. Continued growth in tourism is unrealistic and it must be stabilised.20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am 6 comments
From April 29, inbound tour organisers would have to submit proof to the council that they had booked accommodation for their tour members before they arrived, the council said yesterday.10 Apr 2013 - 4:46am
In a filing to the Hong Kong exchange on Tuesday, the luxury leather goods maker reported a 23 per cent increase in sales last year at constant exchange rates. Sales in Europe excluding Italy were up 33 per cent at constant exchange rates, while sales in the Asia-Pacific rose 23 per cent. Growth in Italy was 19 per cent, in North America 15 per cent and in Japan 8 per cent.20 Feb 2013 - 3:35am
The chief executive cautioned the tourism industry against blindly pursuing growth in visitor numbers, as a travel agency boss at the centre of recent scandals failed yet again to appear at the Travel Industry Council, as ordered, on Tuesday morning.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am